North Antrim Coast
Castleward, County Down
Mourne Mountains
North Antrim Coast
Sperrins Walking
Whiterocks Beach, County Antrim
Murlough Nature Reserve


With a vast array of forest parks, coastal paths, mountains, beaches and much more Northern Ireland is home to many beautiful regions for walking, all with their own unique appeal.

From the secluded coastal tracks, lush Glens and quaint fishing villages of the North Coast and Antrim, to the impressive granite torr capped summits and dramatic views found in the Mourne Mountains there is something for all levels of walkers. The beauty and variety of our landscape, the compact distances and ever changing vistas make Northern Ireland a wonderful places to explore on foot.

The Ulster Way
Enjoy a high quality walking experience whilst stepping into a world steeped in heritage, tranquil landscapes and enchanting stories as the Ulster Way takes you on a fascinating walking journey. From the footsteps of Saint Patrick along the Lecale way and the Narnia inspired Mourne landscapes to the tranquil Fermanagh Lakelands and the rolling Sperrin Mountains not forgetting the awe inspiring Giant’s Causeway. Find out more about The Ulster Way

Walkers Welcome Scheme
To ensure that the accommodation and hospitality encountered exceeds your expectations, many providers are members of our Walkers Welcome Scheme. You can expect dedicated facilities for walkers including a suitable facility for the drying and storage of clothing, a supply of maps and local walking routes, contact details for local rescue services and flexible meal times.

Quality Walking Scheme
The assessment of Northern Ireland’s walking routes has been carried out by walkers for walkers. By choosing a Quality Walk you can leave home with the knowledge your selected route is one of the best Northern Ireland has to offer.

ORNI (Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland) has taken the lead in identifying and promoting of the best Short, Medium and Long distance walking routes.

Short, Medium or Long…What is the best walk for you? see below:

Hen-Mountain, Mournes

Seven Walking Wonders of Northern Ireland

With so many diverse landscapes in Northern Ireland, we have put together a list of our most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures that every walker should experience first hand.

Slieve Bearnagh, County Down

Walking in NI - Download your walking mini guides

A brief overview of our main walking areas with free, downloadable guides.


Walk, Wine and Dine in Northern Ireland

Enjoy the natural beauty and authentic taste of Northern Ireland on these walk trails featuring some fabulous eateries.

Walking operators

Guided Walking Tours and Walking Holiday Operators

Details of guided walking tours available within Northern Ireland, plus walking holiday operators to Northern Ireland.

      Downloads & Brochures

      Walk Northern Ireland
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      Walking Links

      Walk NI
      Ulster Way
      Northern Ireland's Walking Blog Facebook
      Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs